Julie Read

owner; online support for applying to art college

Home Business, United Kingdom.

Contact Julie for:
  • Artwork
  • interview advice
  • portfolio consultations
  • tutoring

About Julie

Portfolio Oomph was established in 2011 after redundancy and feeling a strong need to use my skills and expertise to assist creative people to pursue their creative dreams. The home business structure appealed to me as having a young family, I can work it around nursery times and changing routines.

Portfolio Oomph provides online support covering all aspects of applying to art college. Our website is the first port of call when students think that they might want to start a creative career as we are the only specialist guidance provider in the UK of this type.

Portfolio Oomph provides links to useful creative industries websites, examples of artists and designers working in the industry, active blog and social media that informs and challenges concepts and ideas surrounding the creative arena, FAQ's on the art college application process and development of portfolios.

All services and products are created by Julie Read (founder) who having worked for 17 years in Further and Higher Education possess strong educational skills which in essence are our product. Our products include eBooks and eCourses that take students through the process of creating and developing a portfolio and guidance through the application process via the UCAS system.

I am experienced in developing online learning materials with the UK's leading provider of online degree qualifications in design, The Interactive Design Institute and Dundee College. These materials include practical creative learning materials and creative entrepreneurial materials (developed in conjunction with the Cultural Enterprise Office) providing art and design degree students business/professional practice skills.

I am a dynamic learning facilitator experienced in creating and implementing programs to help others navigate challenges and improve personal and professional results. I am passionate about the subjects I train in and I am dedicated to constantly improving the quality of the training I provide.

18 years experience as an artist exhibiting nationally and internationally, demonstrates my ability to responsibly and conscientiously manage projects, and take on varying roles, requiring adaptability. My work is held in public and private collections and I am the recipient of a number of awards and bursaries that demonstrates peer recognition.

Photos

  • 'Drawing skills; exploration' eCourse
  • Poppy cat!
  • 'Choosing the best college for you' eBook

 
 

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